Wisdom Tooth Extractions
At 32 Dental, we provide comprehensive dental care, including wisdom tooth extraction.
The wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, are teeth that develop near the very back of the mouth. They are permanent adult teeth which are intended to erupt through the gum line in each corner of the mouth (for four teeth total). However, these teeth are well-known for being difficult. Most of the time, there is not enough room for the wisdom teeth to erupt, causing them to become impacted. This results in pain, infection, and can even disrupt the alignment of the natural teeth. The wisdom teeth that are able to erupt may be difficult to clean and can result in the development of cavities and periodontal disease. Most patients will want to speak to Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley of 32 Dental to discuss having these teeth extracted.
Wisdom teeth extraction may be done in a simple manner (for erupted teeth) or with oral surgery (for impacted teeth). Oral surgery is more invasive, but this doesn’t mean it is more painful. Our team provides proper anesthetics and sedation to ensure patients comfort throughout the procedure, as well as after. We recommend over-the-counter pain medications to address discomfort the day or two after surgery, and provide patients with the instructions they need for proper aftercare.
Wisdom teeth extraction is an in-office procedure that may be necessary for some patients to undergo. Our practice works closely with dental insurance companies to help patients get proper reimbursement for their procedures to reduce or even eliminate their out-of-pocket costs for the treatment. This can make wisdom tooth extraction affordable and attainable for patients even on the tightest of budgets.
Patients who are experiencing pain near the back of the mouth who believe it may be caused by impacted wisdom teeth are welcome to contact the practice of 32 Dental today to book a consultation visit and initial examination to determine if wisdom tooth extraction is necessary to relieve pain and reduce problems often associated with the third molars. We can help walk patients through what to expect before, during, and after the procedure and work with these individuals in achieving a healthier smile.